Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
168 Doctors are Online

Uncontrolled fasting sugar levels. Taking metformin and galus. Need further medication?

hi! Despite best controls, I am not able to have my fasting sugar in check. it is ranging between 160-175. My sugar is lower at mid night and starts rising higher by morning and is in the above region by morning 8.30 a.m. Can you suggest a medicine please for this phenomenon. I am taking metformin and galvus max doses and am 57 years old. thanks
Asked On : Sun, 2 Dec 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  48
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response

Welcome to Health Care Magic,

Diabetic treatment requres fine tuning of diet,exercise, and drugs.

You may be taking oral anti diabetic drugs for years and dose is also maximum there may be secondary failure of thes drugs.

In your case it would be prudent to start a basal insulin to avoid fluctuation in blood Glucose level, and adjust the dose of other antidiabetic drugs .

It is also very important to know any complication like nephropathy is there or not.

Please consult a Good Physician /Endocrinologist and investigate FBS,PPBS,HbA1c, Blood Urea, Serum Creatinine and Urine Albumin and Kidney Sonography.

Depending on result treatment can be adjusted to have good control of diabetes and avoid variation in sugar level.

Take care.

Good Luck

Answered: Mon, 3 Dec 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor